Derrick Favors

Trade Trails: The Gifts that Keep on Giving
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Trade Trails: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

July 31st, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Without looking, take a wild guess at how many of the 18 Jazz players who have contracts for 2015-16 were acquired using Utah’s own picks. Go ahead, guess. I’ll wait… For a program that has ostensibly been built...
The Why Behind the Jazz Signing J.J. O’Brien
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The Why Behind the Jazz Signing J.J. O’Brien

July 24th, 2015 | by David J Smith
During the Utah Jazz’s recent summer league performance, most eyes were focused on Trey Lyles, Bryce Cotton and the other returning players. Forward J.J. O’Brien felt like an afterthought — a warm body to fill...
Bryce Cotton is Making a Name for Himself
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Bryce Cotton is Making a Name for Himself

July 15th, 2015 | by David J Smith
While his listed 6’1 may feel a bit generous, perhaps no one has played bigger this summer than Bryce Cotton. Often the smallest player on the court, few have performed better. In fact, he is the toast of the town. The...
There’s a Time and Pleiss For Everything
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There’s a Time and Pleiss For Everything

July 13th, 2015 | by Aaron Hefner
More than two weeks after Jody Gennesey’s mysterious TSA source broke the news that Tibor Pleiss had arrived in Salt Lake City, the towering German is finalizing a deal worth $10 million over three years with the Utah Jazz (per...
Chris Johnson is Making a Case
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Chris Johnson is Making a Case

July 8th, 2015 | by David J Smith
With two summer league games — and two victories — in the books for the Utah Jazz, it is more than understandable that Rodney Hood and Dante Exum have received most of the attention and praise. They are prized...
Rodney Hood’s Continued Development, Plus Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 7/7/15
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Rodney Hood’s Continued Development, Plus Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 7/7/15

July 7th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The mantra with first-round picks in summer league, particularly those playing following their rookie seasons, is fairly consistent: they should be among the best players on the floor, and dominate at times. Mark Utah’s top...
NBA Free Agency: The Utah Jazz Slant
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NBA Free Agency: The Utah Jazz Slant

July 2nd, 2015 | by David J Smith
The first day of NBA free agency could be described by using a number of adjectives. It was frantic, surprising, eye-opening, exhilarating and constant. It might be quite difficult to remember a day with so much happening...
Rudy Gobert’s Offensive Repercussions
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Rudy Gobert’s Offensive Repercussions

June 22nd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Rudy Gobert makes the Utah Jazz a defensive powerhouse. After Gobert’s insertion into the starting lineup following the trade of Enes Kanter, the Jazz became the NBA’s new It! team – with Gobert himself the...
On the Future of Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap
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On the Future of Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap

June 9th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Though they sport vastly different backgrounds and eventual paths to the NBA, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles have found themselves in a very similar place. Both were “rookies” in the traditional sense last season, this despite...
International Q&A With Sam Meyerkopf Of Euroleague Adventures
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International Q&A With Sam Meyerkopf Of Euroleague Adventures

June 9th, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
Breaking away from the typical weekly NBA Draft prospect profiles (should have one up later this week), I decided to pull an interview that I did with Euroleague Adventures writer Sam Meyerkopf from mid-May, to explore the...